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Woodside murder case: death penalty possible

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By Dave Boyce

Almanac Staff Writer

Pooroushasb "Peter" Parineh, a resident of unincorporated Woodside and a real estate investor, has been charged with premeditated murder for financial gain in the April 13 shooting death of his wife, Parima Parineh, prosecutors said.

Ms. Parineh, 56, had a "large" life insurance policy and Mr. Parineh has several properties in foreclosure, no liquidity and "enormous debt," said Chief Deputy District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe of the San Mateo County District Attorney's Office in a report.

The apparently planned nature of the allegations makes Mr. Parineh, 64, subject to the death penalty or life in prison without the possibility of parole if he is convicted, according to the state penal code.

Deputies from the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office arrested Mr. Parineh in Sunnyvale on June 17 and booked him into the San Mateo County jail. He is the only suspect in the case and is in jail on a no-bail status.

Mr. Parineh tried to make the death of his wife appear to be a suicide, Mr. Wagstaffe said. Ms. Parineh had been shot several times in the head and was found in the couples' bedroom of their home, a mansion at 50 Fox Hill Drive.

Details about the case are sealed until after the trial, if there is one, Lt. Ray Lunny of the Sheriff's Office told The Almanac.

Mr. Parineh was arraigned Friday, June 18, in Redwood City Felony Court and is scheduled to enter a plea on Thursday, June 24, at 1:30 p.m.

Earlier Almanac stories on this case are available at this link and this link and

this link.

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Posted by R.GORDON
a resident of another community
on Jun 24, 2010 at 12:37 pm

R.GORDON is a registered user.

Does our county coroner have Mrs. Parineh's body?
Is the coroner up for re-election?
I have a formidable person who would like to take the position if it is opened and is trained in the medical field and not just turned 18.


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